A person with the rare medical/psychological condition of synesthesia. Whereas most people experience synesthesia occasionally, synesthetes are have synesthetic experiences in their particular senses every time. Thus, for Wintersweet every numeric digit has a color, sounds have textures and shapes. Richard Feynman was one, as are/were Vladimir Nabokov, Olivier Messiaen, Vasilly Kandinksy, Rimsky-Korsakov, David Hockney, and Alexander Scriabin --although present research suggests women outnumber men 8 to 1.